RBC: Red blood cell Table 6: Estimation of red cell indices
(MCV, MCH, and MCHC) pre- and post-supplementation Red cell Indices
Pre-supplementation Post-supplementation P value (mean[+ or -]SD) (mean[+ or -]SD) MCV 84.5[+ or -]4.62 (fl) 87.8[+ or -]7.14 (fl) 0.7 MCH 28.2[+ or -]0.89 (pg) 29.1[+ or -]0.26 (pg) 0.7 MCHC 33.2[+ or -]1.38 (%) 33.6[+ or -]0.78 (%) 0.7 Analysis was done using two-tailed paired Student's t-test (P>0.05 non-significant).
In spite of the significant difference in haemoglobin levels between patients who were iron deplete and those who were iron replete, we did not observe any significant difference in the red cell indices
in these patients (Table 3).
Correlation of serum ferritin with red cell indices
and haemoglobin in Indian women in second and third trimester of pregnancy.
Red cell indices
and formulas used in differentiation of ss-thalassemia trait from iron deficiency in Thai adults.
Different mathematical formulae based on red cell indices
have been used by researchers to differentiate BTT from IDA, but none has been found to be 100% sensitive and specific.
However, it was found that the red cell indices
were unable to discriminate [alpha]-thalassemia except MCH was a better discrimination index.
In a quest to distinguish iron deficiency from thalassaemia trait, several formulae utilising red cell indices
from a routine FBC have been proposed.
The records are analyzed for hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit, red cell indices
, total leukocyte count (TLC) and differential count, CD4+count, platelet count.
Laboratory data included haemoglobin (Hb) and red cell indices
(MCV and MCH) obtained using an automated analyser (Sysmex XE-2100, Sysmex Corporation, Japan).
Red cell indices
of both parents and the sister showed microcytosis and hypochromia despite the lack of iron deficiency HbA2 levels were higher than 3.5 in the father and the sister.
5 cc venous blood sample was taken for complete blood count including hemoglobin, red blood cells, hematocrit, and red cell indices
, for example, mean cell volume, mean cell hemoglobin, mean cell hemoglobin concentration, and red blood cells distribution width.
Background: Most of the causes of pancytopenia are associated with normocytic normochromic red cell indices
but certain causes are associated with high mean corpuscular volume.